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everest
 
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2010, 10:22 am

i'm monitoring my net access and i see a whole bunch of hits to
this server safebrowsing-cache.google.com

i use ff and don't have google toolbar loaded...anyone know
who's initiating this.

LoudNoise
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2010, 10:48 am

Firefox uses the Google safe browsing database to protect against attack and phishing sites.
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nothin' but blues and Elvis and somebody else's favorite song.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2010, 10:49 am

Moving to Firefox support.
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nothin' but blues and Elvis and somebody else's favorite song.

lithopsian
 
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2010, 1:34 pm

The documented behaviour is to hit the site once a day and get any new sites listed there. They are stored in urlclassifier3.sqlite so every page you want to load can be checked against the list. You can turn this functionality off using the security tab in options and it should stop going to google every day. The database in my profile right now has reached 50MB, that's a lot of nasty web sites!

P.S. I just had a look in the database and it is showing 774,008 entries listed as malicious by google.

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